Bandhavgarh National Park

One of the three better known national parks of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh is relatively small,  with just  450 square kilometres of mixed forest.  However it does have a high very density of tigers amongst other wildlife which includes, sloth bear, leopard and wild dog, making this one of the more popular parks as sightings tend to be very good.  It connects with Panna National Park/Khajuraho (approx. 5 hours) and Kanha National Park (6 hours).  Bandhavgarh is also distinctive due to the fort located within the park and it is possible to arrange walks up to see the monuments.

Due to the increasing regulations for the parks in Madhya Pradesh, numbers of jeeps are restricted and must be booked as far in advance as possible (full passport details required) in order to guarantee them.  Park opening dates are from 16th October to 30th June (though temperatures are very hot from April onwards) and they are also closed on Wednesday afternoons.